These days, 3D printers are laying down plastics, metals, resins, and other materials in whatever configurations creative people can dream up. But when the next 3D printing revolution comes, you’ll be able to eat it.
Engineers and gourmands alike are dabbling with edible substances as raw materials for 3D printing. Among their hoped-for results: previously unachievable food shapes and textures, personalized grub, and varied menus on future long-term voyages to Mars. “There is some very cool stuff going on,” says Jeffrey Lipton, CTO of Seraph Robotics and a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University.
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